- New organisation would be ‘guiding mind’ ensuring the network works as a whole, decisions are aligned and the right targets are set
- This would enable politicians to step back from day-to-day detail and focus on what they want the railway to achieve for communities and the country
- It would mean train companies and Network Rail could focus on what they do best – innovating and creating to deliver better for their customers.
- 1,000 extra services per week to be added, benefiting passengers across the country
- Changes are part of a long-term improvement plan to make trains more frequent and enable new journeys, while prioritising punctuality and reliability
- Introducing ambitious improvements for passengers presents a significant challenge and the industry is working together to focus on implementing lessons learned from summer 2018 to strengthen timetabling, visible through the effective winter timetable change last December
- Train companies and Network Rail will work together to closely monitor the introduction of the new timetable and respond rapidly to any disruption
Proposals represent industry’s first contribution to the Williams Review with a call for preparatory work to begin now including government, industry and passenger groups reviewing regulation as well as a series of real-world trials to support a rolling programme of reform across Britain over the next three to five years.
The National Rail 26-30 Railcard went on sale at midday on 2 January 2019 and has saved customers over £3.4m within the first month.
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